Patient Survey

We would be very grateful if you could fill in this year’s patient survey, many thanks

Housebound & Older People

Staying at Home

If home is where you want to be, it’s essential that you and your carers have as much support as possible. Caring can be hard work, both physically and emotionally. It’s not always easy to ask for help, and many people find it impossible. However, it’s important that your carers save enough energy to do the things that only they can do, such as spending time talking to you and supporting you. They can pass on some jobs to other people, where possible.

Housebound Patients

Covid Booster & Flu Vaccine 2021

The vaccination team will be contacting you shortly by telephone to arrange to vaccinate you at home. The vaccination team are working to vaccinate all housebound patients before Christmas. If you have not
received a call by Friday, 3rd December, please call our team on 01382 423108.

If you would prefer to be vaccinated sooner, and are able to travel, there is the option of one of our Tayside vaccination centres. The details for your local centre can be found at http://www.vaccinationtayside.scot.nhs.uk You can book an appointment at the centre by contacting the local NHS Team on 01382 423108 or by emailing [email protected]

District Nurses

District Nurses carry out many roles for housebound patients, including:

  • General nursing procedures and investigations
  • Post-surgery care
  • Assessment of patients’ needs
  • Care for terminally ill patients
  • Loaning of equipment
  • Looking after wounds and leg ulcers
  • Educating patients about self-care

Referrals can be made by a Doctor or nurse at the practice, patients themselves or by carers and family members.

Free Personal and Nursing Care

Free personal care is available for everyone aged 65 and over in Scotland who have been assessed by the local authority as needing it.

Free nursing care is available for people of any age who have been assessed as requiring nursing care services.